Reducing leads times by implementing improvement programme

Reducing leads times by implementing improvement programme

Case Studies Reducing leads times by implementing improvement programme

The MTC works with leading sustainable manufacturer, Dufaylite, to improve effiency and increase output. 

"The quality of input was astonishing." Tony Moscrop, CEO, Dufaylite
Dufaylite have manufactured recycled paper honeycomb since 1955 and are one of the leading sustainable suppliers in Europe. Dufaylite innovates by using their design skills alongside their honeycomb products to deliver sustainable solutions. The MTC was tasked to deliver and implement a product improvement programme to increase the output from their factory in St Neots. 

MTC's solution

  • The manufacturing strategy was aligned to the sales strategy
  • The manufacturing processes were mapped to identify the bottlenecks in the processes
  • A future vision and a new optimised layout created
  • Lean values and behaviours were embedded within the whole organisation

  • Optimised factory layout
  • Specification created for future investment in technology including what to buy and when to invest
  • Reduction in work in progress
  • Reduction in production costs
  • Workforce brought into the improvement programme
  • Trials completed to prove improvement proposal and mitigate risk of investment
Working with the MTC has been fantastic for Dufaylite. It has really challenged our thinking and helped us push our culture and really deliver things for the future.’ Ashley Moscrop, Managing Director, Dufaylite
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